Humans are a critical part of operating systems at scale, yet we rarely pay much attention to them. Most of the time, energy, and investment goes into picking the right technologies, the right hardware, the right APIs. But what about the people actually building and scaling those systems? The main principle of HumanOps is to provide a framework for focusing on the human side of infrastructure.
In 2016, Server Density launched HumanOps. It started with an event in London to hear from some of the big names in tech about how they think about the teams running infrastructure.
How can you reach your high availability goals without a team that is able to build reliable systems, and respond when things go wrong? How does sleep and fatigue affect system uptime? System errors are tracked, but what about human error? Can it be measured, and mitigated?
With the acquisition of Server Density by StackPath, I am pleased that HumanOps now has a team dedicated to continuing to build the community. We're open to anyone taking on responsibility for a local meetup but will also be running our own series of events in major cities around the world. The first of these kicked off last week in San Francisco.